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Alaska 20 sees season end

Alaska 20 saw its season end this past Sunday with a 4-3 loss to Chugiak at the Alliance State Tournament at Mulcahy Stadium in Anchorage.… Continue reading

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Reeling ‘Em In: Silvers are still not strong in Fishing Hole

While Turk and I were watching the water evaporate at The Fishing Hole early last week, a guy let fly with a rig composed of… Continue reading

It pays to Firewise. This structure survived the 2007 Caribou Hills Fire. (Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Refuge Notebook: Are you Firewise?

As a young Idaho firefighter, enthusiasm and an eagerness to get dropped off on a remote mountain hillside to “slay the dragon” came in no… Continue reading

It pays to Firewise. This structure survived the 2007 Caribou Hills Fire. (Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Refuge Notebook: Battered sallow moth caterpillars come and go

In early June, I received multiple accounts of abundant black caterpillars stripping trees and shrubs of foliage around the Marsh Lake Trail off of Skilak… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Silvers not coming easily in lagoon

I have found myself challenged by a perplexing conundrum brought to my attention by some exceptionally annoyed piscatorians haunting the fishing lagoon in search of… Continue reading

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Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

The trails report is provided by Park Specialist Eric Clarke. General information and announcements Please contact park staff to report problems or to file complaints… Continue reading

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Alaska 20 qualifies for state

Alaska 20, which has a number of Homer players including recent Homer High graduate Mose Hayes, has qualified for the Alliance Baseball League State Tournament.… Continue reading

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Out of the Office: There and back again

In a recent display of tenacity, mediocre coordination skills and a deep love for the outdoors, some friends and I strapped on our packs for… Continue reading

Reeling ‘Em In: Dolly Varden fishing opening up; silvers sneaking in

The staff at the Reeling ‘Em In headquarters has been diligently sifting through a myriad of cyber correspondence from fisherpersonage bemoaning the fact that they… Continue reading

Alaska 20.

Alaska 20 splits league games in Anchorage

Now, Alaska 20 plays the waiting game. The local nine finished up its Alliance Baseball League schedule Tuesday in Anchorage, defeating Juneau 3-2 and losing… Continue reading

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Alaska State Parks logo. (Image courtesy Alaska State Parks)

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

The trails report is provided by Park Specialist Eric Clarke. General information and announcements Please contact park staff to report problems or to file complaints… Continue reading

Alaska State Parks logo. (Image courtesy Alaska State Parks)
Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge 
                                Huge sweeping vistas of inspiration are a guarantee for refuge visitors during these uncertain times.

Refuge Notebook: This land is your land, this land is my land

Bucket list! Once-in-a-lifetime! Saved up for years! Not enough time to see it all! Dream destination! I hear these exclamations at the refuge’s visitor center… Continue reading

Photo provided by Kenai National Wildlife Refuge 
                                Huge sweeping vistas of inspiration are a guarantee for refuge visitors during these uncertain times.
Along the shores of Resurrection Bay is a good place to read a good book. (Photo by Kat Sorensen)

Tangled Up in Blue: Dog-eared

I never used bookmarks when I was growing up. I devoured books, both with my avid reading and my pervasive habit of marking all the… Continue reading

Along the shores of Resurrection Bay is a good place to read a good book. (Photo by Kat Sorensen)
Alaska 20 player Mose Hayes pitches during an Alliance Baseball League game against Dimond on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Karen Hornaday Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer splits July Fourth games with Dimond

In a rare appearance in Homer, Alaska 20 split an Independence Day doubleheader with Dimond on Saturday. Alaska 20 moved to 3-2 in the Alliance… Continue reading

Alaska 20 player Mose Hayes pitches during an Alliance Baseball League game against Dimond on Saturday, July 4, 2020 at Karen Hornaday Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Ninilchik Rodeo returns to its roots over July Fourth weekend

The annual Ninilchik Rodeo, held every July Fourth weekend, celebrated 60 years this past weekend under blue skies and soaring temperatures at the Kenai Peninsula… Continue reading

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Reeling ‘Em In: Kings still around at fishing hole while silvers not yet here

The weather was phenomenal over the Fourth of July weekend. Visitors, as well as locals, seemed to enjoy barbecuing themselves along with the goodies they… Continue reading

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In addition to hiking trails, the Kenai National Wildlife trail crew maintains canoe trails in the Swanson and Swan canoe trail routes as well as the Swanson River. (Photo by Kasey Renfro/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)

Refuge Notebook: Rains, rocks and trail work on the Swanson River

Rain pounded against the windshield, encouraging a creeping melancholy as I drove myself and a volunteer north on the Sterling Highway toward Swanson River Road.… Continue reading

In addition to hiking trails, the Kenai National Wildlife trail crew maintains canoe trails in the Swanson and Swan canoe trail routes as well as the Swanson River. (Photo by Kasey Renfro/Kenai National Wildlife Refuge)
The view from Slaughter Gulch trail on June 20, 2020 in Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Out of the Office: Life on the Edge

Are you a planner? An organizer? A list-maker? I’m not. I love not knowing what tomorrow will bring, and when it comes to taking a… Continue reading

The view from Slaughter Gulch trail on June 20, 2020 in Cooper Landing, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Alaska State Parks logo. (Image courtesy Alaska State Parks)

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

The trails report is provided by Park Specialist Eric Clarke. General information and announcements Please contact park staff to report problems or to file complaints… Continue reading

Alaska State Parks logo. (Image courtesy Alaska State Parks)
Alaska State Parks logo. (Image courtesy Alaska State Parks)

Kachemak Bay State Park trails report

The trails report is provided by Park Specialist Eric Clarke. General information and announcements Please contact park staff to report problems or to file complaints… Continue reading

Alaska State Parks logo. (Image courtesy Alaska State Parks)